Personal Opinion Essay: Thoughts and Beliefs

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(Drum roll) So there you have it, possible answers to the big questions: who, what, where, when and why. All things considered (significant or trivial), I suppose little is for certain in this magnificent universe man calls home. Along with many others in the world, I am concerned for the future and ultimate fate of humankind. Despite the abundance of brilliant minds developing new technology in every field to improve life for the people on this spinning, little piece of rock, I fear the humanity of the human species has not progressed at quite the same rate. Uncertainty about what I believe floods my thoughts when I hear about senseless human and animal suffering, never-ending violence, deception, greed, and
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I want to hear that all children are offered equal educational opportunities despite which side of the tracks they call home. I want to hear that everyone who wants to work can find employment and receive fair pay. I want to hear that people are not consumed with numbers: how much they weigh, how much money they make, and how old they are. I want to hear that the grizzly bears in Montana are doing fine. That is all; I want to hear some good news.
I have made an honest effort to state facts, theories, hypotheses, provide evidence, pose questions, and give a few opinions, but by no means should anyone assume that I possess absolute, flawless answers to the big questions. I will say that curiosity is maybe the most important attribute a person can possess. Curiosity initiates a hunger for information that will, in turn, initiate action. That aside, without getting overly technical, I will divulge a few things I do believe:
• I believe that people should take the time to chart their family tree and have their genome mapped. A few surprises may surface that will undoubtedly piss some people off.
• I believe that God was in a gotcha mood when He created lice and cockroaches.
• I believe that success should not be measured by the balance in a person’s bank account (for my benefit).
• I believe that labels should be placed on cans and not on people.
• I believe that it is entirely

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